I love the traditional madeleines, with their vibrant golden colour. They are good any time, anywhere and I have to say they are very hard to beat. However, when I came across a recipe for madeleines that combines chocolate, hazelnuts and my favourite Seville orange marmalade, I knew I had to give it a go.
The recipe is by Sarah Randell, from her ‘Marmalade. A bittersweet cookbook,’ which I highly recommend. This wonderful chocolate version produces madeleines that are slightly crisp on the outside and insanely spongy and soft on the inside. And every bite taken into these small cushiony cakes reminds me how much I love simple, unassuming and real baking.
The Seville orange marmalade is almost here and if you want to make your own marmalade, you can find the recipe here.